Wed 16 Mar 16
Crail Golfing Society is now officially the best run golf club in Scotland following the glittering Scottish Golf Awards ceremony in Edinburgh's Corn Exchange last Friday (11/3/16).
The Society's manager, David Roy (47), was crowned Scottish Golf Club Manager of the Year at an event attended by over 600 golf industry leaders and co-hosted by BBC television presenter Dougie Vipond and Clyde 1 radio presenter Diane Knox.
"This is a tremendous and well deserved achievement by David, and on behalf of the Society, I offer him our heartfelt congratulations," said Crail Golfing Society Captain David Maiden. "It is recognition for all the hard work, dedication and management expertise he has brought to Crail over the past 11 years.
"Knowing we have one of the best managers in Scotland is a great confidence booster for the committee and the membership."
The Golf Club Manager of the Year award is presented by Scottish Golf Limited – formerly the Scottish Golf Union – and factors such as membership and financial stability, qualifications and involvement in the industry determine the winner.
David Roy, who lives in Springfield near Cupar, Fife, is now in his 12th year as Crail's manager, having previously held golf club management roles at Shirley Park in Croydon and Linlithgow.
"I am obviously proud and delighted to have been presented with the award," said David. "It was rather nerve wracking though, having to make an acceptance speech in front of such a large and distinguished audience!"
Crail Golfing Society is the seventh oldest golf club in the world, having been founded in 1787. It has two courses: Craighead Links, which opened in 1998 and was designed by Gil Hanse, the architect of the golf course to be used in the Rio Olympics later this year, and Balcomie Links, which opened in 1895 and was laid out by Old Tom Morris. The Society is a traditional members' club, with over 1400 members throughout the world.